Wardrobes

Large upright pieces of furniture fitted with hooks, pegs, or rods, used for hanging clothes, generally with two large doors and perhaps a drawer or drawers below. Although there may be a shelf in a wardrobe, the term is typically distinct from "clothes presses," in which clothes are stored exclusively on shelves rather than hanging.

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wardrobes
wardrobe
clothes cupboards
garderobes
kleerkasten Dutch
kleerkast Dutch
penderies French
penderie French
armadi-guardarobe Italian
armadio-guardaroba Italian
armario ropero Spanish
guardaropa Spanish
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Large upright pieces of furniture fitted with hooks, pegs, or rods, used for hanging clothes, generally with two large doors and perhaps a drawer or drawers below. Although there may be a shelf in a wardrobe, the term is typically distinct from "clothes presses," in which clothes are stored exclusively on shelves rather than hanging.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300039237. The J. Paul Getty Trust.